AMD drops some older XP Athlons

  TOPCAT® 21:14 23 Apr 03

The Duron apparently survives intact. TC.

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  powerless 21:26 23 Apr 03

Out with the old in with the Opterons.

  TOPCAT® 21:33 23 Apr 03

A scarcity of these Athlons could well send their price up if enough people still want them. TC.

  Coaster3 22:18 23 Apr 03

It would take a lot to make me part with my 1800.

  Dave Bowman 22:35 23 Apr 03

Same here, my XP1800 is as solid as a rock and plenty fast enough for what I need.

  mcullum_DX4Life 00:31 24 Apr 03

Well not really no, because the Opteron is the Socket 940 server based solution, the solution that will replace the AthlonXP will be the Socket 754 Athlon64.

I am somewhat surprised that they have ditched the 1800+ and i am even more surprised that they have kept the Duron line going, especially when they publicly announced months ago that it was to end and it has even ended in their road map. They must have surplus supplies of the Duron. Hopefully this mans the price of the 2200+ will lower, although it is already pretty low anyway!

  powerless 00:44 24 Apr 03

Opterons sounded better ;-)

  two00lbwaster 00:54 24 Apr 03

lol well ive just got me mits on an unlocked tbred-b 1700+, (running as 2000+ atm), and im sure there are enough still in the channel to satisfy the few companies that still use them in low end machines.

remembering that amd have just launched 3 new processors and are soon to launch the new 200mhz(400ddr)fsb athlons in the form of a 3200+ barton cored beast. there probably wasnt enough play in the prices of those processors especially concidering that they are mainly just underclocked 2100+ chips worth a good £20-25 more than the 1700+ though that i would guess be about to drop some on the 3200+ launch

  Goldcroft 07:14 24 Apr 03

Bit confused Topcat. If they're being discontinued doesn't that mean that they will be off loaded cheaper while stocks last? Just like when the model of a car changes?

  TOPCAT® 08:52 24 Apr 03

say, in a few years time when stocks have dried up. It may not happen of course, but I'll wager there will be some resellers buying in a stock of the better performing processors. :) TC.

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